Relationships are an integral part of lives. Whether with a spouse, employer, child or a friend. They can have a great impact on our emotional, physical and spiritual health. Here are some ways to see if your relationship is healthy or unhealthy:
Signs of a healthy relationship:
Your partner or spouse gives you compliments and positive feedback
Your partner or spouse lets you make your own decisions.
Your partner or spouse is polite and respectful to strangers
You partner is always fair and honest
You and your partner show affection to one another
Your partner treats you with respect in front of others and privately
Here are some indications you are in an unhealthy relationship. If these are occurring, please seek a counselor and learn how to move towards a healthier one.
Your partner or spouse puts you down and criticizes you
Your partner or spouse tries to make decisions for you
Your partner or spouse is rude and aggressive towards others
You see your partner lying to and cheating others, which means he or she could do the same to you
Your partner withholds affection or intimacy
Your partner tries to humiliate you, make you look stupid or pulls cruel pranks on you.
In marriage it is important to keep short accounts. Learn to forgive quickly. Don’t keep a long list of wrongs. Nothing will erode your marriage more than building layers and layers of unforgiveness and bitterness. It will affect the relationship with your spouse because every time he does something wrong you will Continue reading Marriage with Mari: Keep Short Accounts→
Relationships are an integral part of lives. Whether with a spouse, employer, child or a friend. They can have a great impact on our emotional, physical and spiritual health. Here are some ways to see if your relationship is healthy or unhealthy: Signs of a healthy relationship: Your partner or spouse gives you compliments and positive Continue reading Marriage with Mari: Healthy or Unhealthy Relationships→
A controlling person is someone who is demanding, has to be right, blames others for their problems or refuses to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and words. They make those around feel small, embarrassed, or humiliated. A controlling person and allowing a controlling person in your marriage is not God’s will for a healthy Continue reading Marriage with Mari: Are You Controlling?→
When one or both spouses are controlling, it makes an unhealthy marriage. It is dishonoring, unhealthy and diminishes the marriage covenant. What is control? Someone who is “controlling” tries to control situations to an extent that is unhealthy or tries to control other people. A person may try to control a situation by placing themselves Continue reading Marriage with Mari: Is Control Ruining Your Marriage?→
Kindness in a marriage goes along way, especially when there is a conflict or difficult issue to deal with. It is difficult when there is hurt, anger or bitterness. Kindness is a choice and modeled to us in I Cor. 13. ” Love is kind.” There can be no “bad guy” or “good guy.” Both Continue reading Little Kindness Goes A Long Way in Marriage→
Women need to feel loved, and men need to feel respected. This may explain why Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:33 that a husband must love his wife and a wife must respect her husband. Both commands are unconditional. The hard part is that respect comes more easily to men, and love comes easier to Continue reading Marriage with Mari: Love & Respect→